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Greek Chicken with Feta Tzatziki

Greek Chicken with Feta Tzatziki


  • 4 chicken breasts

  • Poultry seasoning

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 lemons, 1 sliced, 2 halved for juicing, divided

  • 3-4 cloves garlic, 2 chopped, 1 clove pasted or grated

  • 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 sprigs oregano, finely chopped

  • 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1/2 English (seedless) cucumber, peeled and grated or shredded

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup Greek feta crumbles

  • A small handful of dill

  • A small handful of parsley

  • Greek vegetable salad (use a combo of all or some!): diced seeded tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, bell peppers, light green small Greek pickled hot peppers, parsley tops

  • Flat bread, pita or Naan bread


Season the chicken with dried poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Add to a bag with sliced lemon, chopped garlic, chili pepper, oregano and rosemary. Marinate for several hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature, then cook on a hot grill or grill pan over medium-high heat 12-15 minutes. Let rest, then slice on angle; douse with the juice of 1 lemon. For the sauce, salt the shredded cucumber and drain in a strainer for 20-30 minutes. Press out all the liquid you can and transfer to a food processor with the yogurt, feta, dill, parsley, salt, pepper, the juice of the remaining halved lemon and the grated or pasted garlic; process until smooth. Grill the bread.

Slather the grilled bread with sauce; top with the sliced chicken and some diced vegetable salad.